The Associated Earns Top Recognition From Charity Watchdog for Fifth Consecutive Year

Written by Kol HaBirah Staff on . Posted in Community News

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has once again achieved the highest possible ranking by Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates institutional philanthropy throughout the United States. This is the fifth year in a row that The Associated has earned the top distinction — an achievement matched by less than 10 percent of charities in the nation, according to The Associated’s vice president of marketing, Rochelle Eisenberg.

The four-star rating is assigned to organizations that are deemed efficient, effective, transparent, well-managed, and successful in fulfillment of mission. The Associated has long made a point of keeping up with the latest IRS and government compliance best practices “so our processes continually evolve,” said Eisenberg.

“Recognition by the nation’s leading nonprofit evaluator for our fiscal responsibility is something in which every donor, volunteer, and community member should take pride,” said Michelle Gordon, chief of staff at The Associated. “The Associated prides itself in our stewardship of donations to best meet the needs of the greater Jewish community. Having the confidence of our donors is critical to achieving our collective goals.”

“The accolades are a testament to the exceptional management and staff of The Associated, as well as the army of volunteer leaders who dedicate time, intellect, and wisdom,” said Linda A. Hurwitz, longtime volunteer leader and current chair of the board. “The Baltimore Jewish community can feel extremely proud of this world-class organization.”

By Kol HaBirah Staff